Joe Williams

Stars of Dubbo 2024

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Joe Williams is a Wiradjuri, 1st Nations Aboriginal man born in Cowra, raised in Wagga NSW having lived a 15 year span as a professional sports person. Joe played in the National Rugby League for South Sydney Rabbitohs, Penrith Panthers and Canterbury Bulldogs before switching to professional Boxing in 2009. As a boxer Joe was a 2x WBF World Jnr Welterweight champion and also won the WBC Asia Continental Title.

Although forging a successful professional sporting career, Joe battled the majority of his life with suicidal ideation and Bi Polar Disorder. After a suicide attempt in 2012, Joe felt his purpose was to help people who struggle with mental health & wellbeing.

Joe is an author, having contributed to multiple books as well as his own autobiography titled Defying The Enemy Within. Joe was also named as finalist for the courage award in the 2017 National Indigenous Human Rights Awards & 2018 was awarded the Suicide Prevention Australia Life Award for his work in communities across the country. In 2019 Joe was awarded Australia’s highest honour in the Mental Health field, announced as a co winner of the National Mental Health Prize presented by the Australian Prime Minister. Since founding the organisation The Enemy Within in 2014, Joe has delivered wellbeing programs to over 200 communities across Australia, & multiple countries around the globe; which aims to alleviate the mental & traumatic distress of individuals from all pockets of the community. Joe is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland. 

Joe is thrilled to be participating in Stars of Dubbo to raise money for a cause that is close to his heart.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$486

Fitstop Fundraiser

From the FitStop family

$105.50

Wendy Lugsdin

Well done Joe #fuckcancer I am 90% in the clear but what a battle

$100

Paul & Ali Callaghan

$52.75

Dustin Hume

$52.75

Gus Ridding

Marambang wagadhaany

$52.75

Glen Braithwaite

$52.75

Drew Mccallum

Great cause mate, go hard

$52.75

Fee Simmons

$52.75

Karen Isbester

Go Joe ! Love your commitment to helping others xoxox

$52.75

James Moore

Love ya work my brother ❤️

$52.75

William Bashford

You’re the man Joe!

$52.75

Robert Kelly

Well done Uncle Joey. Break a leg and shake a leg! Love ya work :)

$52.75

Kim And Carol Macrae

$52.75

Julie And Nobby

You’ll be amazing. From us and our extended family - thankyou for doing this and raising funds for a cause so close to our hearts ♥️ 🕺

$52.75

Yarnkatha 4 Mob

$52.75

Mel Greig

I can’t wait to see this ha ha. On a serious note, I love the work you’re doing in the mental health space and for First Nations Youth. Will always support what you’re doing 🙌🏻

$52.75

Anonymous

$52.75

Bini Paea

Too deadly me bred 🖤

$52.75

Frankie Tyler

Gibbidim 🕺🏾

$36.93

Kathleen Myre

$31.65

Kurt Fuller

$31.65

Joshua Mcilvenny

$26.38

Kim Boz

$26.38

The Morgan’s

Tingle toes Williams

$26.38

Anonymous

$26.38

Gail Bellotti

Good luck Joe!

$26.38

Kirk Krew- Sydney

Loosen up those hips Brother and get that skanky leg shaking! The Kirk Krew sending love as you groove your way around the dance floor for a wonderful cause 💫🖤

$26.38

Daniel Toole

$26.38

Marni Mccallum

Good job Joe!

$26.38

Georgie Barber

Great work!

$26.38

Anonymous

Great workout, great cause, thanks Joe!

$26.38

Sharni Lewis

Bring the win home happy feet haha! Great stuff for having a go! X

$26.38

Anthony Avery

Great Cause🙏♥️

$26.38

Lea Okeefe

Great work mate 😊

$26.38

Bj Koppl

Hope to see you in tights brother

$26.38

Karen Cattle

Well done Joe, your a good man with a good heart and this is a great cause. Love to see all the goals your kicking and your put this one right over give b it your all mate.

$26.38

Michelle Parsons

You are such a man of integrity Joe. Always helping others. Huge respect. Shelley G x

$25

Skye & Ameir

Amazing work Joe

$21.10

Megan B

$21.10

Michelle Peek

$21.10

Stacey Evangelou

You’re one of the greats Joe 🤎 can’t wait to watch ya boogie! 🕺🏾

$21.10

Janelle

Magic Joe! Another inspirational moment

$15.82

Tayla Sutton

$15.82

Hayley Corby

$15.82

Amanda Moritmer

$15.82

Elisha Locke

$15.82

Clair Scanlon

$15.82

Anonymous

$15.82

Jenna Cooper

$15.82

Emma P

Good on ya, boss!

$15

Kimberley Morse

GO JOE

$10.55

Kylie Sherwood

$10.55

H Mck

Smash it buddy!

$10.55

Margaret Herron